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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

November 2020

illustration showing scientists, DNA, families, and the environment

Trainees at NIEHS take on equity and justice

As part of our series on racial equity efforts at NIEHS, we take a look at trainee initiatives and activities.

Breast cancer awareness seminar draws hundreds
mix race women standing and holding hands

Speakers clarified diagnosis and treatment methods, and shared tips for lowering risk and advocating for themselves.

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Breast cancer and air pollution linked by new marker
Alexandra White, Ph.D.

NIEHS scientists connect particulate matter exposures with tissue changes linked to increased breast cancer risk.

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Nuclear receptors’ biological influence topic of Distinguished Lecture
Mitchell Lazar, M.D., Ph.D.

Mitchell Lazar, M.D., Ph.D., discussed the importance of Rev-erb and PPARgamma in circadian rhythms, metabolism, and precision medicine.

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Cutting-edge approaches to mixtures research shared at NIEHS event
Bonnie Joubert, Ph.D.

Grantees from the institute’s Powering Research Through Innovative Methods for Mixtures in Epidemiology program met online Oct. 14.

Hormone receptor implicated in ovarian cancer
Rong Li, Ph.D.

NIEHS researchers use mice to better understand how ovarian tumors form.

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Climate change, COVID-19 a double whammy for vulnerable populations
Georges Benjamin, M.D.

Extreme weather can worsen health problems for poor communities and minority groups battling COVID-19, said experts at NIEHS event.

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NIEHS trainees’ scientific contributions, hard work celebrated
Tammy Collins, Ph.D.

Their efforts were honored during Fellow Appreciation Week, which featured virtual networking events, a trivia contest, and more.

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Double-strand DNA breaks repaired by protein called polymerase mu
Kasia Bebenek, Ph.D.

NIEHS scientists used time-lapse crystallography to show the protein fixing DNA damage that can lead to cancer and other diseases.

Negishi named NIH Emeritus Investigator
Masahiko Negishi, Ph.D.

For 37 years, Masahiko has conducted pioneering research on nuclear receptors and enzymes that drive metabolism of foreign substances.

Small business commercializes technology with new grant
Microvi Biotechnologies, Inc., water treatment facility in CA

Microvi brings to market their technology for reducing hazardous chemicals in the environment, thanks to a new NIEHS small business grant.

Mitochondrial dysfunction, disease explored through prestigious award
Yasemin Sancak, Ph.D.

Interactions between mitochondria and other organelles, and how disruptions may harm health, are the focus of a new project led by NIEHS.

Unified vision for training workers
Joseph “Chip” Hughes

The NIEHS Worker Training Program fall workshop highlighted a unified vision and path forward for the next five years.

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Scientific Journeys: From researcher to role model
Mercedes Arana, Ph.D.

Mercedes Arana, Ph.D., a biologist in the NIEHS DNA Replication Fidelity Group, described her inspiring career path in an interview.

Joel Kaufman elected to National Academy of Medicine
Joel Kaufman, M.D., EHP Editor-in-Chief

EHP Editor-in-Chief Joel Kaufman, M.D., was recognized for international leadership in understanding the health effects of air pollution.

NIEHS launches 2020 all-virtual charity drive
Rick Woychik, Ph.D.

The annual Combined Federal Campaign kicks off its annual drive urging federal employees to show some love.

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